Kevin Kiermaier makes an incredible catch as Blue Jays win rubber match over Brewers

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Cam Lewis
11 months ago
The Toronto Blue Jays have won back-to-back series for the first time since April.
They split the first two games against the Milwaukee Brewers and then won the rubber match on Thursday afternoon by a score of 3-1. All it took was a big first inning and a strong start from Kevin Gausman.

Things worth mentioning…

  • Gausman rebounded from the so-so outing he threw in Minnesota over the weekend with a gem against Milwaukee. The righty scattered five hits and two walks over six-and-two-thirds shutout innings while striking out 11. Erik Swanson recorded four outs in relief of Gausman without allowing a baserunner and Jordan Romano allowed one run in the ninth inning but wound up recording the save.
  • The Blue Jays did all of their scoring in the first inning of the game. Bo Bichette hit a solo homer to open the scoring and then Daulton Varsho hit a single and Matt Chapman hit a three-run bomb to extend the lead to 3-0. There were a few more chances to score after that but the Blue Jays weren’t able to cash in on a leadoff double by Tyler Heineman in the second inning or a bases-loaded situation in the eighth inning.
  • Kevin Kiermaier made what might have been his most impressive catch as a Blue Jay to rob Andrew Monasterio of extra bases. He covered 92 feet at 30.4 feet-per-second to get into position to make that catch.
  • Next up, the Blue Jays will hit the road for a three-game weekend series with the New York Mets and then they’ll head back home to host a four-game set with the Houston Astros and a three-game set with the Minnesota Twins.


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